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Architecture Cooperative Education and Externships

Architecture Cooperative Education and Externships

Externships

The School of Architecture facilitates one-week, unpaid externships during the university’s spring break for students interested in learning more about the architecture profession. Externships occur over a five-day period at participating architecture and design firms across the United States. All expenses associated with travel, room, and board are the responsibility of the student. There are no costs involved for hosting firms. The School of Architecture takes on the role of helping place and advise students interested in participating in externships.

Students who would like to participate in an externship can find more information by logging in with their MyState netid and password.

Application Due Date (including resume and portfolio): January
Notice of Externship Placement: February
Dates of Externship: Mississippi State University spring break (Monday – Friday)

All resumes and portfolios must be sent to Alexis Gregory at agregory@caad.msstate.edu and Amy Skelton at askelton@career.msstate.edu for an externship application to be considered.


Cooperative Education

Following their third- or fourth-year, architecture students may elect to fulfill one year of their two-year Architecture Experience Program (AXP) requirements through a cooperative education (co-op) experience managed by the MSU Career Center. The MSU Cooperative Education Program works closely with students in making employment arrangements and monitors their performance through firm-submitted progress reports. These assessments are used to help students better understand professional expectations and inform S/ARC faculty of student preparedness.

Current job openings and internships can be found at MSU Co-op and Externships website.

Employers: Please contact Heather Woodall at the MSU Career Center, hwoodall@career.msstate.edu or 662.325.3344 to register your company with the career center and to participate in these opportunities.